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C. M. Rubin
C. M. Rubin (Cathy) is the founder of CMRubinWorld, an online publishing company focused on education, entertainment and lifestyle, and the co-founder of Henmead Enterprises, Inc., a publishing and strategic consulting company. Rubin’s 30 years of experience as an author, journalist, editor, executive, and entrepreneur in the fields of publishing, film, television, video and education have fostered her expertise in identifying and evaluating national and global trends in key economic sectors and industries, including the impact of innovation and technology. Rubin is the author of three best-selling books and two widely read online series for which she received a 2011 Upton Sinclair award. Her award winning blog, “The Global Search for Education,” brings together distinguished thought leaders from around the world to explore the key education issues faced by most nations.
C. M. Rubin currently lives in New York City. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and was educated in various parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. C. M Rubin and her works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, Parent Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, and Family Magazine. In addition, she has been a featured guest on radio and television shows, both in the US and the UK. Twitter – @CMRubinWorld

Entries by C. M. Rubin

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs -- What Are the Best Ways Parents Can Help Teachers and That Teachers Can Help Parents?

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2015 | 8:54 PM


It's back to school time! In efforts to help their children and their schools succeed in the next academic year, millions of parents around the world are already involved in school foundations or PTA's to support teachers and administrators with their critical work...

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The Global Search for Education: Good Jobs Are Back for College Graduates

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 9:54 AM

"There has been a long-term polarization in the job market since the 1980s, with growth of high-skill and low-skill jobs at the expense of traditional middle-skill jobs, which have been most susceptible to automation and globalization. The Great Recession and protracted recovery that...
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I Want It Made in New York

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:03 AM

"The industry generates billions of dollars to the local economy and employs 130,000 New Yorkers behind the scenes." -- Commissioner Cynthia López
(Scene from "Elementary" is courtesy of Jeff Neumann and CBS)

Highly successful, long-running shows such as Sex and the City,...

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A Woman Alone - A Biography of Famed Novelist Mary Gaunt

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Famed Novelist Mary Gaunt from her book Alone in West Africa

Bronwen Hickman's new book, MARY GAUNT Independent Colonial Woman, honors and gives new life to the celebrated Australian novelist, who lived from 1861 to 1942. Gaunt's life was unprecedented for a...

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The Global Search for Education: 7 Teachers 7 Continents #EdChat on #EdTech

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2015 | 10:03 AM

"The most outdated and destructive vestigial feature in the modern K-12 space is the emphasis on standardized testing along with the college admissions and enrollment processes which rely on these testing conventions. With the digital tools we have on hand, we could liberate...
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Around the World in 30 Days -- July 2015

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 11:18 AM

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report

This month, I continued my conversations with leaders from around the world on today's pressing issues in education -- from the challenges of graduates seeking jobs to the psychological burden of bullying, from the Japanese academic community's...

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The Global Search for Education: Online Educational Tools

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 6:20 PM

"Privacy is of course critical, but at the moment the dialogue nationally is focusing far too much on the privacy aspects surrounding data rather than the important usage data has for driving personalized learning and supporting students, teachers, and parents. If we're not...
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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are several real ways you have seen bullying reduced?

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 2:39 PM


Dr. Tracey C. Burns is a Project Leader at the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Directorate for Education and Skills in Paris (@OECD_Edu). She is considered a global expert on the subject of bullying. She notes "there is...

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The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 7:38 PM

"BAM Education's dream is that anyone, anywhere in the world would be able to experience what happens on BAM's stages, especially young audiences, at any time." -- John Tighe

Arts education is making a difference in improving struggling schools by increasing student engagement...

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Japanese Scholars Say No to War

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2015 | 12:30 PM

"The bills are not simply unconstitutional but also an attack on the key principles of constitutionalism and the rule of law." -- Manabu Sato, Koichi Nakano

Seventy years after the end of World War II, Manabu Sato (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo)...

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Around the World in 30 Days - June 2015

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 11:21 AM

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report

This past month, I spoke to education innovators around the world about topics ranging from improving city schools to inclusivity to the increasing importance of film festivals in the digital age. The perspectives were manifold and...

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Have You Heard About the Haring?

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 6:14 PM

Over a three-day period, 1000 CityKids from all 5 New York City Boroughs helped Keith Haring create CityKids Speak on Liberty, which exhibits the personal interpretations of what liberty meant to them.

Keith Haring, the globally renowned celebrity, artist and activist who socialized...

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The Best Ways a Teacher Can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom?

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 11:28 AM


Effective leadership in the classroom, according to Theo Wubbels (@thwubbels), one of the world's most respected experts in the area of teacher training and teacher-student relationships, "depends on healthy and productive interpersonal relationships between teachers and students. In such relationships, students...

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The Global Search for Education: A Global Education for All

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 11:14 AM

"Education that is academically rigorous, deliberately multi-cultural, and concerned with developing personal values that include a commitment to community service is an invaluable resource for any and all of us." -- George Rupp

In an inter-connected global world, every child should have the...

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The Global Search for Education: Families, Schools and Communities

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 12:11 PM

"Increased awareness of the positive correlations between engaged parents/families and student achievement has led to a number of increased levels of activity at the school building, "community" and district level as well as increased state and federal guidance for improving parent/family engagement." --...
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And the Award Goes to... From Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 8:44 PM

"Film Festivals are still an important outlet for people to find great films. We were able to bring together a significant number of American indie and international films created with limited resources but still incredible art." (Bryce Renninger)

3,979 miles from...

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The Global Search for Education: Are You Inclusive?

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 5:30 PM

"The most simple way for a small business to start implementing strategies for inclusivity is to employ experts or specialists you need for your business who have a disability. Then, taking into account the special needs of this specific person, you just have...
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Around the World in 30 Days

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 8:56 PM

Randi Weingarten, Cathy Rubin, Sandra Jackson-Dumont at the Oppi Festival in New York City

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report

In May, I continued my conversations with thought leaders from China to New York who sketched out for me the conflicting overlaps between...

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the quick ways to combat teacher stress in a classroom?

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 9:50 PM


Teachers report high levels of stress and low levels of autonomy according to a new survey of over 30,000 teachers in the United States: Quality of Worklife Survey.

Each month we ask our Top 12 Global Teacher...

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The Global Search for Education: Oppi-tunities for Parents

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Cathy Rubin and Randi Weingarten at
Oppi Festival Kick Off

Call me mad or just insanely curious, but I visited over 20 schools before I selected one for my kids. For me, the way I educated my kids was the...

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